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MicroSD cards with 1TB of storage are on the way

There was a time when microSD cards seemed to be slowly dying. New flagship releases seemed to drop support for microSD cards a few years ago. However, microSD cards have made a conditional comeback. These days, most phones (including flagships) feature microSD expansion with a hybrid SIM/memory card slot, which means users have to choose...

SD Cards with 128TB storage, ~1GB/s transfer speeds are coming in the future

The SD Association is a non-profit organization made up of around 900 companies which set out the standards for SD memory cards. They've announced the latest iteration of SD cards, SD express, which aims to provide 985MB/s transfer speeds. Even better, the maximum storage size has grown from 2TB to a huge 128TB. This comes...

Diving into SDCardFS: How Google’s FUSE Replacement Will Reduce I/O Overhead

Several months ago, Google added something called “SDCardFS” to the official AOSP branches for the Linux kernel. At the time, the move was noticed only by some kernel developers, but otherwise flew under the radar of most users. No surprise there considering the fact that most users, including myself, do not really know what goes...

HTC 10 vs Galaxy S7 microSD Speed

So first off, we will find the fastest SD Card we can get. Even though two devices might have seemingly identical internal specs, one might read and write to the same SD Card faster than the other. That's because not all microSD slots are built the same. So we decided to test he R/W speed,...

How Important is Expandable Storage to You, and Why?

Samsung brought back expandable storage on its Galaxy S7 after the feature was missing from its previous years flagship. When looking at the situation, the general trend last year was to move away from expandable storage. But once again, as it stands, more and more manufacturers are opting to let users expand their storage via...